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Sigiriya in a Day Tour

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Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

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All about the Sigiriya in a Day Tour.

Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure – Sihagiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SIGIRIYA DAY TOUR

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Sigiriya Lion’s Rock
  • Frescoes and Mirror Wall
  • Village Experience Tour
  • Sri Lankan Cookery Demonstration
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Pick up to drop off at airport/hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All the entrance tickets at the mentioned sites
  • Portage & service charge
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch throughout the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc
No accommodations due to one day excursion
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